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Dinosaur Valley State Park

1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
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So neat to see Dino Prints!

We camped for 4 nights in sites 15 and 17 that are side by side backing up to the river! There were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cupcaketravel
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
via mobile
One of THE BEST parks in Texas!

We enjoyed looking at the tracks in the water. The Park Ranger explained the different dinosaurs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steven C
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Abilene, Texas, United States
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue hole” (37 reviews)
“state park” (62 reviews)
“the river” (244 reviews)
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1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-4588
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We camped for 4 nights in sites 15 and 17 that are side by side backing up to the river! There were 10 (6 kids) of us in two campers. We had a great time. Folks it is hot in June. Yes I know it’s...More

Thank Cupcaketravel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed looking at the tracks in the water. The Park Ranger explained the different dinosaurs that they came from. After that we went on a 4 mile hike along a somewhat dry creek bed. Next time, I'm planning on swimming in the river. Bring...More

Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This park is just average. I have heard it’s best to go in the summer to have a better chance of actually being able to see the dinosaur tracks in the river, when the water is low. We went in the middle of June and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

When our children were young, we camped here every year. We just took our son and granddaughter (6). She loved seeing the big models and finding the tracks. Bring water shoes. We got her a pair that were too big. Even though the river was...More

Thank Kay L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our kids here when they were younger, and they still remember standing in the tracks of dinosaurs. At that time, the water was down a bit and some larger tracks were exposed. On our last trip, there was a roped off area accessible...More

Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved Dinosaur Valley. We learned about dinosaurs and walked in the tracks in the river - exciting! Inexpensive and well worth the trip.

Thank robinbohlin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pretty park. There were dinosaur foot prints in the bedrock but you must use your imagination. We took the nice path along the river for a bit. Some people were swimming downstream. We only stopped at the visitor center for a map....More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were excited to check this out, but left disappointed. Small park with not much to do...maybe I’m just spoiled from living in CO preciously but the hiking wasn’t great and we didn’t find the dinosaur tracks all that impressive. We did...More

Thank 50x50x50
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with the husband and our 3yo and 5yo. We parked at the Paluxy River Trail and walked it to Overlook Trail. This only worked out to look at the lookout spot because I have stable and good climbers- if not, I would have skipped...More

2  Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. This was our favorite place on our trip so far. Nice facilities. Generous campsites. Amazing hiking. Wear water shoes when you go see the tracks!

Thank Cynthia J
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lacy2008_12
May 26, 2018|
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Response from MikenDeb M | Reviewed this property |
It wasn’t busy at all Thursday when we went, but holiday weekend might be a different matter. Schools weren’t out there until this week.
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Asha S
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Laurenrenae | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely recommend some sort of river sandal or shoe for the rocks. We were unprepared the day we went and had on tennis shoes. My little boys (of course) took them off and we slipped all over the place- it was... More
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camronhhicks2003
April 3, 2018|
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Response from witherspoonq | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the entrance. And, in the camping area, there are nice restrooms with hot showers and privacy. Also, port-o-potties around here and there.
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